LZ has a good write up on his blog. 4QBs the Texans should keep an eye on:
I kind of like the potential EJ Manuel would bring to our style of offense.
E.J. Manuel, Florida State
Height: 6’4 ****Weight: 240
Pass Yds: 3,392 **Pct: 68.4% **TDs: 23 **INTs: 10
Shows very sound passing mechanics for the most part
When he pulls the ball down, has size and speed to run effectively
Has the ability to adapt to offense that can utilize his running ability
Makes too many mistakes when pocket starts breaking down
Hasn’t played with consistency against better defenses
When it comes to tools and potential, it will be hard to find very many quarterbacks better than Manuel. *However, for as high as his ceiling might be, his floor is also relatively low. *Manuel ran some zone-read and straight lead option plays which may appeal to teams looking to incorporate what 49’ers are doing. Showed growth in accuracy and overall play from 2011 to 2012. *Didn’t have the success you would like to see against the better defenses. *Looks like a good fit for a zone team using play-action passing game with roll-outs.